We were thrilled to catch up with some of the grape growers and wine makers who were at the Minnesota Grape Growers Association 2013 Cold Climate Conference. Check out our video interviews and get some insight on pruning in -20 and some of the wines Midwest wineries are specializing in.


Martin Polignioli, Production Manager/Winemaker - Saint Croix Vineyards

From Argentina to Minnesota, Martin Polignioli may be out of his native habitat, but he loves working with the grapes of a more northern climate -- the La Crescent and Marquette, to name just a couple.



Steve Borra, Grape Grower - Borra Vineyards, Lodi, Calif.

The California market goes up and down, so Steve Borra has extended his market to the rest of the country, including Midwest winemakers.



Dan Crofut, Winemaker - Crofut Family Winery, Prior Lake, Minn.

Pruning in -20 degrees may not be fun, but it's all worth it when you're heading to the beach for a day of fun and sun, says Dan Crofut.



Mike Stokes, Owner/Grape Grower - S&L Vineyards, Sierra Foothills & Lodi/Woodbridge, Calif.

S & L Vineyards supplies local wineries with grapes, juice and wine to help them create sweet white wines.

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